Sue Smith
BA(Hons) LCHE MARH Homeopathy

Seasonal Health Tips for Everyone. winterHWB

Homeopathy for Various Winter Ills

For many people, the colder temperatures and winter weather bring a variety of debilitating health problems. Herbs, supplements, diet and lifestyle changes are most useful, but homeopathy can deliver a rapid response and many acute health problems can be SAFELY and conveniently dealt with at home. Treating yourself with homoeopathy during an ACUTE illness is easy as long as you know which remedy matches your symptoms.

Here are some of the more common winter ailments and some homeopathic suggestions for their relief. Most of the remedies can be used in a 30C potency once daily, or a 6C three times daily.

Homeopathic remedies are traditionally used to repair any damage which our body has the potential to mend. Thus, many common ailments can often be treated safely and effectively at home because various remedies have affinities for particular tissues. Indications come historically from several homeopathic Materia Medica and the traditional principles of homeopathy.

  • Actea spicata
    Pain in small joints, worse for weather change, cold, touch or motion.
  • Arnica
    Bruised pain anywhere, better for rest, while lying down, from wine. Worse from pressure, contact or motion.
  • Rhus tox
    Tearing pains, better for warmth, continued motion, stretching of affected parts and worse during rest, cold or rainy weather.

  • Rhus tox
    Better for warmth and rubbing, worse for cold.
  • Sulphur
    Better for dry warm weather or scratching, worse for warmth.

    (Treat each stage of your cold separately to help symptoms pass through quickly)
  • Aconite
    Colds that occur suddenly from cold, dry weather or cold winds, better in open air, worse at night, in warm room or in cold air.
  • Arsenicum album
    Colds with sneezing and burning of mucus membranes, better from heat and worse from cold or wet weather.
  • Kali bic
    Chronic colds with thick, ropy, greenish-yellow discharges better for heat and worse in the morning.
  • Nat mur
    Colds associated with much thin, watery discharge which begins with sneezing, better for open air, worse for heat.

  • Pulsatilla
    Coughs that are dry at night but loose in the morning with large volumes of sputum, better from open air and cold, worse for warmth.
  • Rumex crispus
    Dry, ticklish cough in pit of throat which is worse in the evening and from inhaling cold air.

    (Prevention is better than cure, so make sure your immune system is at optimum level throughout the winter months!)
  • Baptisia tinctoria
    Flu with sore throat, fatigue and aching muscles, worse from open air and cold winds .
  • Belladonna
    Flu of sudden onset with sore, dry throat, high temperatures, better for rest and worse for draughts.
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum (Eup perf)
    Flu with pains in muscles or bones and profound weakness.
  • Ferrum Phos
    Very useful in the initial stages of influenza, better for lying down and worse for cold air.
  • Gelsemium
    Flu with shivering, better for open air, worse for damp weather or before a thunderstorm. Also for ailments from influenza.

  • For deeper, longer-lasting relief & in severe cases, it is essential that you consult a qualified health professional of your choice.


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